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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Richly crafted and assertively hopped, Moylan’s Our Dark Secret is a Black IPA like no other. Our version of international spirit starts with specially selected Barley Malts from Europe and North America but finishes with the finest hops from Downunder. The star of the show is a new crop of "Victoria Secret" hop flowers from Australia. Along with Stella, Galaxy, and Summer hops from the fields of Tasmania, you are in for a collaboration of intercontinental proportions.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1595) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours dark brown to black. Roast is evident as is citrus and lots of pine. Slight cardboard. Medium bodied and flavorful. Cocoa and roasted malts. Very nice beer, though I’m not a fan of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
Deep, black/brown pour with nice light tan head. Piney, chocolate, roasty nose. Taste - dark chocolate, roasty, piney, some citrus, nice big bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14756) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
20th February 2014
Fare thee well Josh tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan - cream coloured head. Palate is airy.and light and a little soft. Good dark malts, light and airy but bringing a little roast bitterness. Light piney hops with lesser citrus backing it up. Touch of lactose cream in the malt. Finishes dry with a good deal of bitterness. Little spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle shared in London for my farewell drinks. Cheers to Leighton the general black IPA finding man. Pours dark brown with a nicely retained beige head. Nose is huge pine, quite earthy, big dirty cocoa and balancing roast. Taste is powdery and very dry cocoa followed by some grapefruit tang, big pine, aniseed and orange rind. Quite a decent drop

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8316) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at Josh’s Farewell Hoorah - thanks to Leighton the CDA finder general, 20/02/14. Dark mahogony brown with a well appointed light tan head that retains well. Nose is light cocoa, earthy hops, bitter grapefruit, light smoke, dank tones, tropical fruit tango, straw. Taste comprises brown rye bread, dank hop notes, bitter roast, cocoa powder, dark malts, bitter grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. A bitter bitter bastard - me likey !

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6719) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown/near black with a thick light tan head. The nose is soapy, pine, roasted malt, faint fart, meaty and liquorice. The is raw bitterness, peppery, burnt notes, soapy, grapefruit, palate wrecking bitterness, roasted malt and toast with a bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonate. A bit raw and aggressive. Ok, but far from refined.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10781) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle shared in London to celebrate Man Licker. Bottle picked up in CA. Pours clear, dark brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose has toasted pine, a bit of dry citrus rind, earth. Light sweet flavor with aggressive earthy bitterness, charred grass, hefty bitter cocoa, ash. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Abrasive bitter finish, more burnt pine, earth, minerals, toasted grass, more dried citrus rind. Meh. Pretty harsh bitterness here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5934) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at APEX. Pours a dark ashy color with a medium white head. A big sweet chocolate and pin nose. The flavor is tropical fruit, oranges, big cocoa and dark chocolate. Very nice CDA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2020) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Tout est franc dans cette bière, les agrumes, la discrétion des malts rôtis, l’amertume, la buvabilité. Belle surprise.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle from Windy City: Poured a medium brown hue colored liquid topped with a fluffy foaming of head. Aroma is boozy with alcohol but has a fragrant scent of piney hops with a light background of lightly roasted malts. The drink in well rounded and perfectly balanced between the hops and the roast malts and has to be one the smoothest black IPA’s considering the high ABV.


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